Bluefin Tuna

Date: 14/12/2009

The southern bluefin tuna quota increase puts them on a fast track to extinction, says Greenpeace. The Ministry of Fisheries announced the quota for southern bluefin tuna will increase for the second year in a row. Greenpeace New Zealand Oceans Campaigner Karli Thomas says it is obscene to raise the quota for a species already listed as critically endangered. Southern bluefin stocks are down to 4.6% and New Zealand has more than doubled the quota in the last five years. Worldwide, bluefin catches have been reduced in response to declining numbers.

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